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Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

In a contentious exchange, "New Day" host Chris Cuomo rejected Sekulow's claims, arguing that Mueller did not have an obligation to inform the president he was under investigation.

"The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation", Jay Sekulow, a new member of Trump's legal team, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" in one of four interviews he gave on Sunday.

Should Rosenstein decide to recuse himself, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand would take over for him as far as having authority over the special counsel, whether it continues to be Mueller or not.

Some of Sekulow's exchanges with Wallace were tense and confusing, leading Wallace to say, "Oh boy, this is weird".

One of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers said in television interviews on Sunday that the president was not under investigation for obstruction of justice, but when pressed on the assertion, said he was not certain.

Most Republicans were happy to see Mueller take over the investigation after Comey was sacked because it allowed them to redirect politically fraught questions about Russian Federation to the special counsel's office.

"I don't believe it's going to happen", said Rubio on CNN's "State of the Union". That's it. That's all that Jay Sekulow knows. I dont know whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Muellers crack team of prosecutors have any solid evidence of collusion or shady financial deals.

"I think I better wait until I get done with my conversations with Feinstein before I answer that question", said Grassley, who also wants to review any actions taken by Obama attorney general Loretta Lynch to influence the Clinton email investigation.

Presumed death toll in London tower blaze rises to 79
The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of food, water and clothing, and shelter, to survivors.

Rubio is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is doing its own probe into Russian election interference.

The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the president began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter.

The interviews suggest that Mueller sees the question of attempted obstruction of justice as more than just a "he said, he said" dispute between the president and the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, an official said.

Last week, Trump sent a tweet referring to being the victim of a "witch hunt".

Trump essentially confessed that he fired Comey in order to forestall the Russian Federation investigation, telling NBC News interviewer Lester Holt in nationally televised broadcast that "this Russian Federation thing" was among his motivations for firing Comey. The only problem with the MSM summation of the situation is that Trump's tweets, though riddled with his characteristic Twitter tone, didn't say anything that the bulk of middle America isn't already thinking.

Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation. "I'll tell you over a very short period of time", Trump shot back, adding, "Oh you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer" as reporters kept lobbing more tape questions. "He's been a fighter his whole life", former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week". He said it could be done "maybe by the end of the year".

During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, Mr. Comey stopped short of accusing President Trump of obstruction of justice, something legal experts on both sides have mocked.

Another is, indeed, the possibility that Trump may have obstructed justice in his repeated efforts to quash the investigation. That's all we know.


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